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Deep Brain Stimulation for Movement Disorders

Deep Brain Stimulation for Movement Disorders

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Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is a surgical procedure used to treat disabling symptoms of neurological disorders, including dystonia, focal epilepsy, essential tremor, and Parkinson’s disease. DBS uses a medical device to deliver electrical stimulation to specific areas in the brain that control movement, which blocks the abnormal nerve signals that cause symptoms. The publications describes the DBS system and its advantages for patients. Also discussed is NINDS-funded research on DBS, including studies to further improve the system. A list of sources of additional information is included as well.

Related resources:
Deep Brain Stimulation for Movement Disorders Information Page
Parkinson's Disease Information Page
Dystonias Information Page
Essential Tremor Information Page

Pub ID: 18-NS-5648
Publication Date: 7/2018
Format: Pamphlet
Number Of Pages: 9
Audience: General Public
Series: Fact Sheets

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